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Shema means in Hebrew hear. Shema Israel is a prayer and is the daily declaration of the Jewish faith, recited in the morning and evening prayers and before retiring for the night. The Shema prayer is considered the most important in Judaism, and its twice-daily recitation is one of the commandments. The Shema focuses on loving the one God with all one‘s heart, soul and might. The first part of the Shema bears the monotheistic credo of Judaism: Shema Yis-ra-eil, A-do-nai E-lo-hei-nu, A-do-nai E-chad. Hear, O Israel: the Lord is our God, the Lord is One. The Shema prayer comes directly from three Biblical verses: Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Deuteronomy 11:13-21, and Numbers 15:37-41. The prayer states Judaism‘s central monotheistic tenet. The Shema focuses on loving the one God with all one‘s heart, soul and might. Apart from the daily Shema recitation we recite Shema when preparing to read the Torah on Sabbaths and festivals. We also recite Shema at the end of the holiest day of Yom Kippur. The Shema is contained in the mezuzah we affix to the doorpost of our home, and in the Tefillin that we bind to our arm and head.
Shema art is an artistic way to express the connection to the Shema Yisrael text and meaning while finding ways to make this most well-known and important prayer in Judaism accessible and enjoyable. In the extensive section of Shema art you will find many artistic interpretations by Israeli artists that integrate the Shema Yisrael verse into beautiful works of Judaic art. The Shema art gallery includes: Shema Chamsa, Shema home blessing, illustrated wall art Shema, Shema jewelry that include Shema necklaces and Shema bracelets, Shema wall hanging, Shema paper-cut, and even Shema key chains. Every Shema art work is shown with an explanation and story of the artist and will make great gifts for many occasions. The beautiful Shema Yisrael necklace shown here is by the artists of Danon. Please click the link to see more Shema art items.
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